Oldschool ambient trance... and why not?

2013-05-10 by The Double K


DiY - Strictly 4 GrooversI’m very much enjoying this right now so thought I’d share, it’s been a while I know. From when trance was still good, this track comes from 1993’s Strictly 4 Groovers, an LP from rave favourites the legendary DiY soundsystem crew.

It’s a slow builder, starting off with some trancey arpeggiated synths, the lush bassline comes in after a minute or so, the spacey atmosphere grows with hints of cymbal until the beat finally arrives three minutes in. even then it’s another minute until the handclaps (my favourite) hit and we’re into full-on gorgeous ambient trance.

Try it, you just might like it.

And if you’re unfamiliar with DiY then there are worse places you could start than the seminal DiY Jack set from 1992’s Castlemoreton festival – check the link below to download the whole set.

Download MP3 (9:46min / 16MB)

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  1. KL says (on May 10, 2013 @ 05:47 PM):

    I tried it and I liked it! This will make it on to an Ambient Zone playlist in the future for sure.

  2. The Double K says (on May 12, 2013 @ 04:56 PM):

    Nice one, KL. Good to know we still have a listener!

  3. Jimbo says (on May 13, 2013 @ 05:47 PM):

    Wow. just sent me right back there. Can still taste the grinded guaranapowder in my mouth as I was waiting for the man. Great stuff!

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